Police officials in France say there has been an explosion in a bar near a Paris stadium and a shootout in a Paris restaurant, leaving at least 18 dead. Two explosions were also heard at the Paris stadium during the France-Germany football match.
According to eyewitness Jim Carroll, 67, who was walking home to his apartment on Rue Bichat at the time of the attack in the 10th arrondissement, there was “a loud explosion” followed by a sound like that of “Chinese fireworks – a long extended spattering that lasted for fifteen seconds.”
“Then there was another explosion and spattering that lasted for a few seconds like the first one,” he added. “Within just a minute there were the sounds of the engines.” Carroll reported a scene of “chaos.” Firemen and police immediately barricaded Rue Bichat and all the surrounding streets.
Authorities also evacuated Place de la République and caused a flood of people to cross over the Canal Saint-Martin. Ambulances are now on the scene. One of the police officials said there was a separate explosion near the Stade de France north of Paris.
It was unclear if the events were linked. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to be publicly named.Source
Let's see whether the perpetrators turn out to have been "Syrian" asylum seekers.
Reports from eye-witnesses on Twitter that some of the perpetrators shouted "Allahu Akbar!".
100 people being held hostage at Bataclan concert hall.
Latest body count: 60.
Suspected suicide bombers (2) at France-Germany football match.
Hollande has declared a state of emergency in all of France. Movement restricted in some areas.
All borders closed. [If you had done that before, there might have been no attacks.]
Police are now saying there have been at least 6 separate shooting incidents.
Now up to 7 separate attacks. Reports some of the perps shouted "It's for Syria!"
There has been a police assault on the Bataclan concert hall.
Dozens of dead inside the concert hall.
100 dead inside the concert hall alone.
Eyewitness heard the hostage-takers in the concert hall say "It's Hollande's fault. He shouldn't have intervened in Syria!"
It's actually starting to look as if some of the seemingly separate attacks may just have been drive-by shootings committed by the terrorists on the way to the concert hall.